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Suborder Senticaudata

Amphipoda (Scud, Sideswimmer), female Amphipoda (Scud, Sideswimmer), female Crustacean? Sandhopper - Americorchestia megalophthalma Jassa marmorata Monocorophium cylindricum - male Arcitalitrus sylvaticus Amphipod - Hyalella
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Marsupial Crustaceans)
Order Amphipoda (Amphipods)
Suborder Senticaudata
Explanation of Names
Senticaudata Lowry & Myers, 2013
5000 species worldwide
Strong apical setae on the 1st and 2nd uropods(1)
Worldwide, ubiquitous in marine freshwater, and coastal environments, with terrestrial species in some areas
The suborder was split from Gammaridea, traditionally the main amphipod suborder, by Lowry & Myers in 2013.(2)
Works Cited
1.A Phylogeny and Classification of the Senticaudata, subord. nov.
Lowry J.K. & Myers A.A. 2013. Zootaxa 3610(1): 001-080.